Yahoo like outlook.com and Gmail offers free and paid email services.
The free email services are suitable for personal use, but for business use it is better to use the business mail services.
The free email service is advertiser supported but you can upgrade to the Mail Plus service for around $12/year to remove the ads.
Yahoo Mail -Main Mail Features
- Access other mailboxes.
- Access Via POP3,IMAP4, Webmail and Mobile Apps.
- Email forwarding to another Email Address.
- Additional Email Addresses.
- Disposable Email Addresses.
- Email Filtering.
- Out of Office Notifications.
Getting a Yahoo Email Account
To use Yahoo email you will first need a Yahoo account.
A Yahoo account gives you access to Yahoo mail and other Yahoo services (Yahoo Answers,flickr etc) . see Creating a New Yahoo Email Account
If your current Yahoo email address is no longer suitable, and you would you would like to replace it, there are several ways of doing it. See –Changing Your Yahoo Email Address –
You can use your yahoo email account to access mailboxes of your other email accounts, and consolidate the email from multiple accounts into your Yahoo mailbox. See How to consolidate Email Accounts Using Yahoo Email –
If you stop using Yahoo email then you can cancel your yahoo email account. Here is a step by step guide. How to cancel your yahoo email account
Yahoo Mail Login
To login to Yahoo mail you need to enter the web address of Yahoo mail (login.yahoo.com) into your browser.
If you forget your password Yahoo have made it easy to reset it. See Resetting Your Yahoo Password .
Yahoo like most email providers will allow you to access your email using all of the above client types, and accessing email using multiple email clients is normal.
Using Yahoo Mail with Desktop Email Clients
You can also access your Mail using desktop based email clients like Windows Live Mail using the POP3 or IMAP4 protocols.
This requires that you setup the email client but once setup email access is much easier and faster.
In addition you don’t have ads displayed like you do when using the web browser.
This is the preferred access method when you accessing from a fixed home/office location.
Using Yahoo Mail with Email Apps on SmartPhones or Tablets
Yahoo also provides an email App for Android and IOS phones and tablets.
In addition you can use a general email Apps (not the Yahoo Mail App).
Because most people want email access 24/7 and from any location this access method is becoming the most popular replacing web browser access.
The current trend seems to be Desktop Email client when at home /Office and email App when on the move
See Yahoo Mobile email for more details.
Important Note: Provided email access is setup correctly and access is via IMAP4 or HTTP then you can access your Yahoo email from multiple email clients at multiple locations and even at the same time.
Ads in Email
Yahoo supports their email service by selling ads.
I find the Yahoo ads in the web browser client more intrusive than those on Google Gmail, and Outlook.com.
You an subscribe to Yahoo mail and remove the ads. (yahoo ad free mail). It costs around $50 a year.
It also has the advantage that the account doesn’t expire if you don’t use it. Provided you continue paying for it.
Tutorials – Using Yahoo Mail With the Web Client
How To Send an Email in Yahoo Mail Compose and send an email, including attachments.
Reading and Replying to Email -Yahoo Mail -Learn how to read,reply and forward emails.
How to Organise Email in Yahoo Mail -Get control of you inbox and learn to use basic organisational features like folders, conversations etc.
Managing Yahoo Email contacts -How to add and remove contacts from the Yahoo address book. Create and manage contact list to email to multiple recipients.
Consolidate Email Accounts in Yahoo Mail-Read email from other mailboxes and use Yahoo mail to send and receive emails from multiple mailboxes/email accounts.
How to Import and export Contacts into Yahoo Mail-If you are moving from another email provider to Yahoo mail then you will probably want to bring you contacts with you. We look at importing and exporting contacts With Yahoo mail
How to Use Dropbox With Yahoo Mail -Use Dropbox to send large email attachments without having to worry about having your email bounced because it was too large.
Transfer Email Messages from Yahoo Mail How to move or transfer email messages from Yahoo to a new email account.
Changing Email Address– How to change your Yahoo mail email address